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♪ >> security forces fire tear gas in hong kong, gathering momentum. hello. i am martin dennis. you are with al jazeera live from doha. also to come, protests against hth rebels as car bombs target s shiia fighters more airstrikes. targets in syria under attacks from coalition forces. running for their lives, hikers try to escapeeruptions but more
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than 30 people are believed to have died. riot police in hong kong have fired tear gas at pro-democracy protesters. china's communist party leaders say the protests company thatteding trfree elections are illegal. our correspondent rob mcbride has been watching 7th successive day of protests unfold. we haven't got that report at the moment. but for the meantime, whilst we are going to get that report from rob mcbride, we are goffing to move on to events in yellen because responsibility for a suicide attack at the yemeni capitol on shiih had touthi reb
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on saturday, a rocket landed closes to the u.s. embassy and that attack was claimed by al sharia. what do we know about them? the supporters of islamic law is an offshoot of al-qaeda in the arabian peninsula. it was in the awake up, up arising. the following year, the u.s. state department declared it a terrorist organization. >> a yemeni activist says the government shares responsibility for the current crisis in the country. >> you have to implement the agreement and then you can say that the houthi hasn't done this before doing anything in the agreement, you can't blame them for keeping some position and checkpoint. you will find are they lying or
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they want to implement this agreement or not? >> u.s.-led airstrikes have targeted refineerics in syria. this reports to show the wreckage of overnight raids. the airstrikes are designed to cut off a major source of funding for isil fighters who sell oil on the black market. >> kurdish fighters continue to defend the town of kobane. from an isil advance. >> has forced more than 150,000 people to flee the country. they have moved in to turkey as the last week. stefanie dekker is at the crossing on the turkish side of the border. she sent us this update. >> the syrian kurdish town lies nestled across the border from us. it has been a relatively quiet day. i say relatively. on saturday, four shells landed in kobane fired by isil. there were injuries reported but
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just in the last few hours, we have heard more military activity around here on the eastern side. we heard heavy weapons used and really loud explosions. we have spoken to sources with the ypg, the kurdish fighters protecting this area from those isil advances. they seem to be firing artillery behind the hill to the west. ice ill had flanks here the western side is where they are closest, two kilometers to the south, also around 10 to 12 to the east. so sterile a very fluid battle and humanitarian impact has been enormous. over 150,000 people have had to flee near to turkey and they at the moment will tell you that it is an incredibly difficult situation for us. they are terrified of these advances. but i have to tell you at the moment, the kurdish fighters have been able to keep isil back from reaching the town. >> the bodies of more than 30 hikers have been found on the
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slope of a volcano which suddenly e fluptd japan. a report from kagawawa near tokyo, the mountainous area is prop lar with weekend walkers. >> when it roare dealt to life t caught people by surprise. it was on the busiest times with hundreds of climbers enjoying a pretty day. >> i heard the pounding of thunder a number of times and soon after they were covered with ash, covered in white. i thought to myself, this must be serious. >> one hiker managed to capture the eruption on camera. he quickly realized he and his group were in trouble. seconds later, they were informed by the ash cloud as debris rained down on them. it's one of the most popular it plays in japan. some were trapped on the
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mountain overnight. >> i am so relieved. i couldn't sleep all night. >> the rescue workers, defense force personnel who were ordered to the scene by japan's prime minister. they are being met by a mountain still spewing ash. the immediate area surrounding the volcano is closed. near by towns haven't been evacuated. one of 110 active volcanos in japan and one of 47 that are under 24 hour surveillance. the last time the volcano had a major eruption was in 1979. >> there was an increase in volcanice earthquakes but they had slowed down prior to saturday's eruption. so the alert level wasn't raised. wayne hay, al jazeera, kanagawa, japan. >> the appeargan president has made his final speech as president. i leaves his post during a volatile time where violence is a daily threat to the stability of the country.
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>> whenever i heard the sorrows of our people caused by terrorists or attacks, i would try my best to bring stability but unfortunately, i couldn't achieve my goals today. tomorrow, i will handle the responsibility -- hand over responsibility to the next elected president and support the new government which will be led by ghani and the newly appointed executivort. abdullah abdullah. i would like to congratulate the whole nation and wish them success and prosperity. >> hammond cars aye became president after the u.s. led invasion but the time he was in office was marched by claims of corruption. victoria looks back at hisling career. >> the international community named him interim leader after he was removed from pour in 2 on 01. after gans picked him to remain in office three times. first at a 2002 tribal gathering
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and in two subsequent elections. >> for 13 years, he was a global statesman. afghanistan became the world's largest recipient of international aid as the country rebuilt itself. as it prospered, millions of afghan refugees returned to the country there was a resurgence in education for the first time since the tall pan girls across afghanistan could go to school. women's rights expanded both achievements that karzai frequently medications. t.v. programs debate his legacy and while opinions are mixed, the debates, themselves, they are a test a.m. to a thriving free press. >> the freedom of speech and freedom of expression now contributed to the critical maturity of the afghan people, especially to the young generations. >> it hasn't been an easy 10 years. there were a number of attempts to his life.
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most notabley in canned har in 2002 and at a military parade in kabul in 2008. he reached out to the table table establishing keeping it closer to the government, a move that failed. hers critics say he didn't make enough of early international support but corruption remained prevalent and he failed to build a sustainable government. >> he did not invest in the afghan i state because he does not believe in the new afghanist afghanistan. he does not believe in modern instut tition. >> his relationship with the united states and nato is strained by his anger over the killing of civilians. >> no security forces under any circumstances can ask for foreign new orleans carry out operations on our homes and villages. >> he refused to sign an agreement with the united states leaving it to his success or. his final year in power has seen
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increased violence by taliban fighters and record opium poppy cultivation. the afghanistan he leaves behind faces economic and security chal inc.'s that. the performance of his successor will be a gauge of how afghans remember him. victoria gatenby, al jazeera. >> at least seven people in northwestern pakistan, the attack happened in hangu district. a camp for people who have been forced to leave their homes. at least 11 people were wounded. >> flash floods have made thousands homeless in india. sent people have been killed. many more are missing. farmers are facing huge losses because crops have been washed away. the indian prime minister modi is addressing thousands of in u.s. madison square garden. he received a thunderous
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reception as he took to the stage at the famous auditoryium. >> those speeches are being on a big screen in time square. our correspondent is there at madison square garden. he joins us live now. >> yes. modi given a raptous reception with about 20,000 members of the indian community as well as the u.s.'s accomplish corporate elite. however, however, at least a thousand have gathered. he said he shouldn't be treated like a rock star but a criminal. it's a demonstration. lambardo joins me. why is his?
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>> folks are always against anybody that person traits massacres. modi was involved and i am plmpd in the massacre of muslims in 2002 in india and his party has discriminated against all of the minorities. >> that's why mostly indian minorities are out here protesting. so this is the main reason. it's interesting that obama has welcomed him here because obama's have flusterred the sectarian divisions that we have been had in indian and for a while on india between various muslim sects, between kurds and arabs and so forth. this way, he can fly arms and weapons to one group over the other and foster war. so the u.s. doesn't have to have boots on the ground. it's interesting that he is now invited someone who has a very strong anti-muslim prejudice. >> the sarth that modi is a
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practicing mattist, no longer a sec taken firebrand but more interested in a good sound economic relationship between the u.s. and india. >> that's more important. wells, there are a lot of folks who believe the economics he is imposing on india, a very poor country are the neo liberal. economics. really causing more poverty. it's causing the wealthier. at the ex penitentiary of the poor. a lot of the minorities are from those communities so they are against that idea. i believe that almost every right-winger when you see them come to power, whether it's a national front in france or the saboda party in ukraine, they use rhetoric that makes them sound more inclusive but they haven't given up that you are their policies at all. >> thank you very much for joining us. this is the scene outside of madison square garden.
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as i said, a raptous reception from within mad con square garden. back to you. >> thank you very much. lots more to come here on al jazeera including the most damaging strike in the history of air france. it's over. find out why in just a little while. plus. >> next a fighter in a hospital in germany where children injured during a conflict in gaza are receiving critical medical care.
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>> top stories, here is al jazeera, riot police in hong kong have fired tear gas at pro-democracy protesters. china's communist party leaders say the protest demanding free elections are illegal. in yemen, an offshoot of al-qaeda is claiming responsibility for a suicide attack on houthi fighters. the attack east of the capitol sanaa is the second in successive days claimed by alsharia after a rocket was fired close up to the u.s. embassy. u.s. air strikes have targeted three refineries in syria to try to ut can off fighting. close to syria's main oil field. air france pilots have called off the most damaging strike in the airline's history. the details of the settlement aren't yet clear. the pilot's are upset at plans to expand the low cost carrier trans salveia.
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our correspondent, phil lavelle has more. if planes are not in the air, then they are not making money. air france has been hemorrhaging it for the last two weeks. $250 million is what a forty night's crimming strike has cost. more than half of sunday's flights were cancelled. the skies above paris are a lot quieter. the noise on the ground. anything but. unions and pilots, furious about what they called gross inequality. this is what has been fueling that feud. the budget options, the lack's of britain's easy jet. cut price carriers slicing into air france's profits. the french national airline's response was to bolster its own budget offering, tran salveia. it's pilots do not get the generous salary, $100,000 to start nor the enviable immediately allowances. they were refusing to work until they did.
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on sunday, new talks failed but the union agrees agreed to call the strike off anyway. it said, the conditions of social dialogue were not met today, but we decided to meet our responsibilities by lifting the strike and continuing discussions. trans salve i can't expanding their route 234e9 work. not so much that the long haul routes will be operated by trans salve i can't but certainly some of the mediaium haul rooms aroundpon, itself, will be that again is an issue that the pilot's union is concerned about. the union says talks can continue in what it calls a calmer setting. paris's skies are about to get busy again. yes is: will they stay that way? phil lavelle, al jazeera.
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>> al jazeera is continuing to demand the release of its three journalists imprisoned in e gentry. mohammed fat me and peter greste have been detained for 274 days. they are wrongly accused of aiding the outlawed muslim brotherhood. mohammed and peter were sentenced to seven years in . and the other had an extra three years for having a spent bullet on him. they are appealing for their convictions. thousands have demonstrated in congo against what they say is a power grab by the president. they are accusing joseph kabila of remaining in control beyond his mandated term. randolph reports. >> offzition protesters on the streets say they can see what's really going on. they say president joseph kabila is trying to change the constitution so that he can stay in power indefinitely.
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>> we are protesting against any move to change our constitution. we shall fight with the police as our main aim is to defend our country. >> we don't want the president to change our constitution. if he tries, we shall march because thhis time is over. >> opposition leaders accuse him of trying to get rid of the two-term presidential term limit is the forth in the constitution or have a new constitution passed by referendum. he has not revealed his intentions despite pressure from foreign officials to commit to stepping down. >> wented the people, themselves, to address the president directly. so people around him are no longer in synch with reality. it's no to the revision of the constitution and yes to the alternatives. >> he tried to modify the constitution on the 2013 national dialogue. when the m 2 to 3 group declared an end to its rebellion. the 3 week ex change was meant to bring together the political opponents and military.
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after the deliberations, he promise today act on hundreds of recommendations put forth but refused am nest city for rebels who did not want it. he hold it the united nations on thursday, the they are on the right path. >> you all know what my country looked like just 13 years ago. i am happy to be able to say to you today that the democratic republic of congo is once again standing tall. tas country where these become stronger. millions have died in the many con conflicts in the 1990s. it's a free -- hoped a free and fair election in 2016 will strengthen the country toward democratic rule. >> there are hundreds of young people at great risk. migrants traveling often on small boats to get to europe.
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kim vannel has more now from catania. having fled the, a chance a better life, arriving in 4 months, now placed what's called a family home in the port city of katania, learning italian, determined to do more than just survive. from senegal when he was 14 and he now sees himself as a mentor in the home. he crossed the desert. robbed and imprisoned. and arrived at civil war in libya. the first boat he took sank. it made his next attempt more frightening. >> you thought i would never set foot in lampadusa. i was scared. >> all of the boys in his home want at least for now to call
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italy home. they encourage to continue their own traditions, too. >> friday prayers here at the mosque are important to these young men not only so they can continue to carry out the normal activities they face but also so they can talk to other young men, many of whom are in the same condition. >> this 17-year-old who doesn't want to be identified is one of them. from gambia, he is living in a crowded reception center in augusta and remembers his trip from north africa. >> in the boat, it was overloaded. the boat was in water coming up? >> under it atian lawful unaccompanied miners can stay in italy at least until they turn 18. many escape from reception
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centers headed for northern europe. the bodies hearsay they don't know what the fewer 40e8dz but surviving the journal and being pla placed in a small family home means then luckier than many. catania, sicily. >> german charities helping to treat wounded palestinian children from gaza. more than 40 youngsters have been flown for specialized treatment after being injured in recent israeli attacks from he issen, nick spicer reports. >> a bad infection swells the bone inside hamid's fractured leg. even here, there is a risk of amputation. there is a much better chance now that he is out of gaza. he is one of 42 children brought over by a german charity in early september. most open opinion fractures and amputations, loss of legs and
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most of them are critical ilchildren. >> it was a tough journey to roll europe. two died on the way in to and through egypt in part because of delays. it's difficult for residents of gaza at that travel even in normal times. >> in 5 one days of conflict, 578 children died in gaza, 3,000 were injured, very few can hope to receive the kind of treatment available here in germany. >> the german charity is called peace village or friedensdorf, and worked for years treating children wounded in war zoeningz. the gaza kids eat and play with children from other conflicts. you have to wonder what scars lie unseen in the mind. this boy lost some use of his hands in an explosion, but he lost more. he says his family was gathered in one room when a bomb hit their building. they cleared the ruins and
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another bomb fell. the explosion killed two but no fear of that here however. >> everybody's kind of lovely here and the volunteers play with us. i have a lot of friends. the children will stay here until they are well and then sent home. a treatment regimen is devised with the expectation they will not be able to come to germany again. the kos metics industry is worth a billion dollars but it's not for women. instead, south korean males are the most make-up friendly. it seems this macho challenging traditional ideas of masculinity. a report from seoul. >> walker is serious about his appearance. surprising for the male beauty editor of a men's magazine. he is far from alone.
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south korea is the biggest market that he tests. more than professional diligence. it's a way of life. i have extra products placed wherever i go. in the office, in the car, so there isn't any occasion where i don't use them. >> basic skin care is important. you need to be able to apply moisturizer right away if your skill feels dry. >> he is one of a growing number of men who make regular visits to the dermatologist. today, it's a mix of laser therapy and injection to firm the jaw line. >> 30 to 40% of my customers are men. it's been going up over the last few years. previously, they would get simple facial massages or laser but now they are getting anti-aging treatments to along younger, healthier and give a better impression. >> south korean men are by far the biggest consumers ofmen's make-up products spending more
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than $960 million last year according to one leading brand. >> at the heart of all of this is a bit of a par dodge, south korea ian men have a reputation for being rough and tu but they have taken to cosmetics like no others on the planet. 1 theory is they are trying to have to work harder for the attentions of women who are less likely to marry just according to their parents' wishes. >> previously it was considered taboo but now it's a virtue. it's good sense and as a social and economic symbol. as a consequence, it is has created a grooming tribe in society. >> you can still find male grooming done the old fashion way. jon tonsul has been cutting hair but changing tapes means the barber shop business is in decline. maybe some day we could bring
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back the time of maverick linty as before. perhaps in five or 10 years back to the barber shop. >> for now, he has to concentrate on the middle aged and up. young men tired of the current trend. harry faucet, al jazeera, seoul.

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